Jewelry consumers prefer the tangible aspects of shopping in a boutique, says Joanne Ooi, CEO of Plukka, ahead of the firm's listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.» Read More
Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific Chief Economist at IHS Global Insight, says governance and corruption issues may hinder President Mahinda Rajapaksa's chances of winning a third term.
While mainland investors have built in "a QE-type of expectation", Hong Kong investors have yet to do so. If that materializes, HK-traded Chinese stocks may get a boost, says Vincent Chan, Head of China Equity Research at Credit Suisse.
Daryl Liew, head of portfolio management at REYL Singapore, expects Prime Minister Abe to push through some difficult structural reforms like corporate tax cuts in Japan this year.
Samsung will need to make a bigger splash with its new Galaxy phone due in March and prove their competitiveness in the high-end market, says Edward Snyder, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Charter Equity Research.
Jamie Fink, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Mimosa Networks, introduces its wireless technologies that aim to match the speed, reliability and cost of fiber networks.
Robert Martin, CEO of BOC Aviation, outlines the impact of falling oil prices on airline operating costs and consumer spending.
Doug Archer, Associate Dean for Research at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, says the recent food safety scandals are minor blips compared to microbiological hazards.
Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Value Management, explains why the concept of a euro zone hasn't worked. He also discusses why quantitative easing won't be the solution to Europe's growth woes.
Joel Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Value Management, says U.S. growth is a "done deal" and markets are pricing that in. He adds that the U.S. jobless rate will continue to fall, but at a slower pace.
Peter Boardman, Managing Director at Tradewinds, expects a 3-4 percent rise in wages from April onwards, which will subsequently lead to improvements in Japan's consumption spending.
Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ and Dan Yergin, Vice Chairman at IHS, say the rise in demand won't be able to offset the increase in supply, and debate what that means for prices.
Kamran Bokhari, Vice President of Middle Eastern & South Asian Affairs at Stratfor, says recent attacks indicate that terrorists have become more sophisticated.
While cheaper oil is a welcomed tax cut, it also affects hiring and job creations in the U.S., says Jason Brady, Head of Fixed-Income & Managing Director at Thornburg Investment Management.
Chris Thompson, President & CEO of Brand USA, says the rise of China's middle class, along with looser U.S. visa rules, will continue to attract mainland tourists to the U.S. this year.
Alan Leong, Hong Kong legislator and leader of Civic Party, explains why Wednesday's second public consultation on Hong Kong's electoral process will be a "waste of time."
Jonathan Garner, MD and Chief Asia and Emerging Market Equity Strategist at Morgan Stanley, says emerging markets with exposure to developed markets, like Taiwan, are a good bet for 2015.
In a report by AirlineRatings.com, Australia's Qantas was lauded for having "an extraordinary record of firsts" in safety and operations over its 94-year history. CNBC's Matthew Taylor has more.
Airbus and Boeing need to step up on aircraft technology as recent tragedies will likely increase demand for sophisticated jets, says Neal Dihora, Equity Analyst at Morningstar.
Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist, Societe Generale, discusses the factors that will contribute to further declines in oil prices for the first half of 2014.
Herald van der Linde, Head of Equity Strategy, Asia-Pacific at HSBC, explains his preference for Chinese, Indian and Indonesian equities.
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